Cresthaven Academy Charter School

Summary:

Cresthaven Academy Charter School is an elementary school in Plainfield, New Jersey, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school has a diverse student population, with a majority Hispanic student body and significant African American representation, and a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

Cresthaven Academy Charter School faces significant challenges in academic achievement, particularly in Mathematics and Science, where student proficiency rates lag far behind state averages. For example, in 3rd grade, only 19.2% of students were proficient in Mathematics, compared to the state average of 45.9%. The school also struggles with high rates of chronic absenteeism, which have increased from 2% in 2017-2018 to 19.8% in 2021-2022. Performance varies significantly across different student subgroups, with African American students performing relatively better than their Hispanic and English Language Learner peers.

Compared to nearby schools in the Plainfield Public School District, North Plainfield School District, and South Plainfield School District, Cresthaven Academy Charter School performs significantly worse, with schools like Cedarbrook Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School, and John E. Riley Elementary School outperforming it in both English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency across all grade levels.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-6

 530 West 7th Street
       Plainfield, NJ  07060


(908) 756-1234

District: Cresthaven Academy Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
1037th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,510 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  532

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
78.0%
African American:
19.9%
White:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Cresthaven Academy Charter School ranks worse than 77.3% of elementary schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.09. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (78%), African American (19.9%), White (0.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 58.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cresthaven Academy Charter School is 14.7. (See more...)
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Compare Cresthaven Academy Charter School employs 36 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cresthaven Academy Charter School is $9,510.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cresthaven Academy Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cresthaven Academy Charter School 1037th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Cresthaven Academy Charter School in the ranking list.)

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Cresthaven Academy Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cresthaven Academy Charter School 531st of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cresthaven Academy Charter School

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Rank History for all students at Cresthaven Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 21.31 1000th 1317 24.1%
2022 20.79 1061st 1345 21.1%
2023 23.09 1037th 1342 22.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Cresthaven Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 35.39 289th 489 40.9%
2023 26.45 387th 499 22.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cresthaven Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 27.75 641st 949 32.5%
2023 39.31 502nd 958 47.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cresthaven Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 56.40 271st 839 67.7%
2023 48.28 421st 910 53.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Cresthaven Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 22.84 987th 1290 23.5%
2022 21.27 1034th 1326 22.0%
2023 23.58 998th 1318 24.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Cresthaven Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 22.53 946th 1297 27.1%
2022 22.36 1011th 1324 23.6%
2023 26.62 959th 1315 27.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Cresthaven Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 69.89 77th 456 83.1%
2022 42.33 283rd 494 42.7%
2023 54.08 198th 463 57.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cresthaven Academy Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 39.41 522nd 896 41.7%
2022 39.20 550th 953 42.3%
2023 36.87 606th 982 38.3%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Cresthaven Academy Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 2 15 0 58 0 0 0 0 75
2018 0 32 1 122 0 0 0 0 155
2019 0 50 0 183 0 0 0 0 233
2020 0 64 0 246 0 0 0 0 310
2021 0 72 1 313 2 0 1 0 389
2022 1 89 1 365 1 0 1 1 459
2023 4 106 1 415 1 0 3 2 532

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cresthaven Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 75 8.6 8.7 89.3
2018 155 16.9 9.1 87.1
2019 233 20.4 11.4 85.8
2020 310 29.4 10.5 83.9
2021 389 34.0 11.4 52.2
2022 459 36.0 12.7 63.4
2023 532 36.0 14.7 58.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Cresthaven Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 75 8.6 8.7 89.3
2018 155 16.9 9.1 87.1
2019 233 20.4 11.4 85.8
2020 310 29.4 10.5 83.9
2021 389 34.0 11.4 52.2
2022 459 36.0 12.7 63.4
2023 532 36.0 14.7 58.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Cresthaven Academy Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $673 (7.1%) $8,837 (92.9%) $9,510

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cresthaven Academy Charter School

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Student Body

Number of students
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Number of students
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Total Students233532
 128.3%
African American50106
 112%
American Indian01
Asian01
Hispanic183415
 126.8%
Pacific Islander00
White04
Two or More Races03
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients85.8%58.6%
 27.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cresthaven Academy Charter School

In the 2022-23 school year, 532 students attended Cresthaven Academy Charter School.

Cresthaven Academy Charter School ranks in the bottom 22.7% of New Jersey elementary schools.

Students at Cresthaven Academy Charter School are 78% Hispanic, 20% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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